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Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death, Søren Kierkegaard. Published by Princeton University Press, 2013. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 504 pp. Light wear to front cover; contents fine without marks, tears or folds. First published in 1849 under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, this novel established Kierkegaard as the father of existentialism.
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William James: Selected Writings

by William James. Introductory essay by Robert Coles

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William James: Selected Writings, William James. Introductory essay by Robert Coles. Published by Book of the Month Club, New York, 1997. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 549 pp. Quarter black cloth over blue paper, gilt spine, blue endpapers.A series of twenty lectures on Psychology, Human Behavior and Personality, Pragmatism, Religion, Neurology, the Sick Soul, the Divided Self, Conversion, Saintliness, Mysticism,… Read more
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The Classics and The Man of Letters: The Presidential Address delivered to the Classical Association on 15th April 1942, T.S. Eliot, Oxford University Press, London, New York, Toronto, 1942. First Edition; early printing (see Donald Gallup A40). 12mo up to 7½" tall., 27pp. Light blue, yapped-edge card covers with black titles front; sewn binding with two signatures. Contents in fine… Read more
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The Art Of Stillness: Adventures In Going Nowhere, Iyer, Pico. Published by Simon & Schuster/ TED, 2014. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 74 pp. illustrated. Black boards with silver titles. In mint, unread condition in as new unclipped dustjacket.
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The Odyssey of Homer

by Homer, Butcher, S.H. And Lang, A. (Translated by) Charles W. Eliot (editor).

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The Odyssey of Homer, Homer, Butcher, S.H. And Lang, A. (Translated by) Charles W. Eliot (editor). Published by P. F. Collier & Son Company, New York, 1968, 61th edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 334 pages. Harvard Classics: Registered Edition as per half-title; Deluxe Edition as per spine. Green faux leather with gilt decorative borders and colophon front… Read more
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Essays English and American (Thackeray, Newman, Ruskin, Huxley, Thoreau and Others (The Harvard Classics) Thackeray; Newman; Ruskin; Huxley; Thoreau et al. Eliot, Charles W. (Editor); Published by P. F. Collier & Son, 1968. 61th edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 420 pages. Harvard Classics: Registered Edition as per half-title; Deluxe Edition as per spine. Green faux leather with… Read more
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Essays, Civil and Moral and The New Atlantis; Areopagitica and Tractate on Education; Religio Medici by Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne (The Harvard Classics), Charles W. Eliot (editor). Published by P. F. Collier & Son Company, New York, 1968, 61th edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 332 pages. Harvard Classics: Registered Edition as per half-title; Deluxe Edition… Read more
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The World's Famous Orations

by William Jennings Bryan (Editor-in-Chief)

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The World's Famous Orations William Jennings Bryan (Editor-in-Chief) Published by Funk & Wagnalls, New York and London, 1906. Complete 10 Volume Set. Vol. I Greece, 432 B.C.–324 B.C; Vol. II Rome, 218 B.C.–84 A.D.; Vol. III Great Britain, 710–1777; Vol IV Great Britain 1780–1861; Vol V Great Britain 1865–1906; Vol VI Ireland, 1775–1902; Vol VII Continental Europe, 380–1906; Vol VII… Read more
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A Dictionary of Quotations from Authors Old and New, Together with an Alphabet of Proverbs, Volume I and II

by Moorhead, J K; Lee, Charles (Editor Ernest Rhys). Everyman Series

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A Dictionary of Quotations from Authors Old and New, Together with an Alphabet of Proverbs, Volume I and II, Moorhead, J K; Lee, Charles (Editor Ernest Rhys). Everyman Series 809/810. Published by J M Dent & Sons Ltd; Dutton and Sons, New York. Circa 1928. 16mo up to 6½" tall., xvi, 380; viii, 425 pages. Maroon silky cloth, gilt… Read more
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The Philosophy of the Human Voice

by James Rush

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The Philosophy of the Human Voice: Embracing Its Physiological History; Together with A System of Principles, By Which Criticism in the Art of Elocution May Be Rendered Intelligible, and Instruction, Definite and Comprehensive to Which Is Added A Brief Analysis of Song and Recitative, by James Rush. Published by Lippincott Grambo & Co., 1855 Philadelphia London. First Printing from 1855… Read more
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One Equall Light An Anthology of the Writings of John Donne

by John Donne, Edited by John Moses, Introduction by Rowan Williams

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One Equall Light An Anthology of the Writings of John Donne, compiled and edited by John Moses, Introduction by Rowan Williams. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 2004. First Edition. 368 pages. Dark grey boards with gilt spine titles. Volume as new. Unclipped jacket has the lightest of top edge ruffling and otherwise fine. Compiled by… Read more
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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral IntegrityLewis, Charles, Published by PublicAffairs, New York, 2014. First Edition.Quarter black over white boards, red spine titles. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 364 pages including index. Volume in unread condition; light crease to lower front of unclipped dustjacket which is otherwise fine.
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God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion, Stenger, Victor J. Published by Prometheus Books, New York. 2012. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 408 pages including bibliography and index. In unread, unmarked condition.
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Healing the Heart of Democracy - The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, Parker J Palmer. Published by Jossey-Bass, United States, 2014. First edition paperback. Card covers. 276 pages. In unread, as new condition. Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" that can help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other:… Read more
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Arguably: Selected Essays

by Hitchens, Christopher

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Arguably: Selected Essays, Hitchens, Christopher.Published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, 2012. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 788 pages. In as new condition with light shelf wear to covers.
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The Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice,Kyabgon, Traleg. Published by Shambhala, 2001. First Edition. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 188 pages including index.Light wear to covers and otherwise in mint, unread condition.
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The Best Buddhist Writing 2004. McLeod, Melvin (Editor). Published by Shambhala, Boston, London, 2004. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 363 pages. Card covers. In mint, unread condition without marks etc. The Best Buddhist Writing 2004 features selections from the Dalai Lama; Thich Nhat Hanh; Pema Chödrön; Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones; novelist and journalist Pico Iyer; Huston Smith,… Read more
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Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World, Das, Lama Surya, Broadway Books, 1998. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 414 pages including index. Light toning to pages and otherwise in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the definitive book on… Read more
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The Nature of Man (The Essence of Alan Watts; Book 5), Watts, Alan Published by Celestial Arts Publishing Co , U.S.A, 1975. First printing. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 63 pages with illustrations. Card covers. Contents in unread, mint condition; card covers have light shelf wear with one soil mark front; binding is tight and square. "The concept of… Read more
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True to Life; Why Truth Matters

by Lynch, MIchael P.

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True to Life; Why Truth Matters, Lynch, MIchael P. Published by MIT Press, Cambridge and London, 2004. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 204 pages including index. beige cloth boards with silver spine titles. Both jacket and volume in new, unread condition.
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